|The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, - Herman Melville|
LibriVox recording of The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville. Read by mb. The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel's setting), The Confidence-Man was Melville's tenth major work in eleven years. The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Missis...
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|On War Volume 1 - Carl von Clausewitz|
LibriVox recording of On War, by Carl von Clausewitz Volume 1. Read by Timothy Ferguson (with Linda Ferguson in section 2). A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war. Free of technical jargon, and suitable for modern readers. This audiobook is based on a 1909 English translation (by J.J...
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|Richard III - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of Richard III by William Shakespeare. Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around 1592-93. It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. As the play opens, the Wars of the Roses are over, King Edward IV (Richard's brother) is on the throne, and all is ostensibly well...
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|An Introduction to Metaphysics - Henri Bergson|
LibriVox recording of An Introduction to Metaphysics, by Henri Bergson. Translated by T.E. Hulme. An Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction a la Metaphysique) is a 1903 essay by Henri Bergson that explores the concept of reality. For Bergson, reality occurs not in a series of discrete states but as a process similar to that described by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Reality is fluid and cannot be completely understood through reductionistic analysis, which he said "implies that we go arou...
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